[CR]Classic Teledyne

(Example: Framebuilders)

Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 12:59:17 -0700
From: "Gary Hom" <gary.hom@gmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Classic Teledyne

Folks, thanks for the info My Teledyne was purchased new and I used to race it in college.

Still have all the original stuff including the "Big" cable clamps for the top tube and the original stickers are still on the bike.

Steve: Love to have the computer scans of the decals/stickers. Have you tried to reproduce them? Color Printer onto some Avery clear label material should work.

When I raced it I was 165 - 175lbs. Now a bit more but working on it. Last raced it in the 80's in Triathlons.

Nothing has broken on the frame at all (This was a late model so perhaps I got a better one) and I never saw the steel forks on a Teledyne.

Don't really want to sell it but wanted to strip all of the Tri gear off of in and turn it back into the Criterium racer that it was.

This bike was available just as Dura Ace was being introduced. I had an all Dura Ace Drive Train with the Crane Derailleurs and the Bar Con controls that all of the Teledyne Riders used. Changed it up for Triathlons in the 80's and lost the Dura Ace Crankset. Didn't have the Dura Ace Hubs because Hi-E's were the rage for race wheels Phil Woods provided the minimum maintenance for training wheels.

Got a note from a list member that has the hubs and the crank set, so this bike may be getting back on the road as a classic representing the beginning of the technology infusion on the West Coast.

Was going to ride it every so often but mostly show my kids the bike that their dad raced when he was young. Actually was thinking of hanging it on the wall like the fishing guys do with the old fishing gear, all polished up and ready to race, to be ridden on special occasions.

Thanks for all of the information, another good reason to get below 200lbs. to ride this classic .

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Gary Hom
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